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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Mountain Vista Medical Center celebrates 9 years

Mountain Vista Medical Center

On Saturday, July 23, Mountain Vista Medical Center will hold a family-friendly celebration to mark the hospital’s ninth anniversary. With free health screenings, kids’ activities, food trucks and the chance to win prizes, the event will have something for everyone. The free event will take place between 10 a.m. and noon, offering back-to-school eye checks. The… Read More →

Free school supplies with Tools 4 School

New America School

The new school year is beginning soon and Tools 4 School, is providing backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and more to prepare students for the 2016-2017 school year Sat., July 30 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65 near 16th Street and Broadway Road. The first 3,000 students, kindergarten through 8th grade… Read More →

Fulton Homes earns honor for energy efficiency


The Environmental Protection Agency recognized Tempe-based homebuilder Fulton Homes for being an industry leader in building energy-saving homes. For the second consecutive year Fulton Homes has received the Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for its dedication to offering safer and healthier homes through participating in the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Program. Fulton Homes is the only homebuilder in… Read More →

State of Arizona increases investment in the arts

nonprofit arts

The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 239 grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, schools and community organizations. In total, the competitive grant review process for fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) resulted in an aggregate investment of $2,266,000, and represents… Read More →

Meet Seed Spot’s new executive director

Seed Spot

Entering its fifth fiscal year this month, SEED SPOT is entering a new chapter of growth – including new leadership for its Phoenix chapter. With funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation last fall, SEED SPOT is preparing to launch in a second city in early 2017. In preparation for expansion, SEED SPOT has built a… Read More →

11 women graduate from NAWBO mentor program


Eleven women business owners and their mentors met recently to celebrate the completion of their nine-month National Association of Women Business Owners — NAWBO Phoenix Chapter Business Mentoring Program. “When we tallied all of the figures from this year, the economic impact was quite substantial,” says Program Director Paula Wittekind of CDQ Learning for Results.… Read More →

UA, Banner Health earn historic NIH grant

IDM Technologies Group

The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health have been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which aims to enroll 1 million or more U.S. participants to improve prevention and treatment of disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics. The award, which totals $43.3 million… Read More →

Valley-based WiredUp Installation enters new markets fffranz

WiredUp Installation, a Fountain Hills-based digital installation company, is expanding into Florida and California this year. The decision follows two installation contracts with a large-scale convenience store and donut shop chain in these coastal markets. The company will also expand existing relationships with a fitness center and small and big box retailers within both regions. “The… Read More →

Wells Fargo kicks off annual statewide food drive

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Wells Fargo is conducting its 9th Annual Summer Statewide Food Drive July 5 through 27. The event collects donations for food banks that span the entire state with collection bins in all 253 Wells Fargo Community Banking stores throughout Arizona. Donations will benefit members of the Association of Arizona Food Banks. In 2015, Arizona food banks… Read More →

Local tech company Swiftpage goes global Buchachon Petthanya

Scottsdale’s Swiftpage, the maker of Act! and a leading provider of software and services that help small and mid-sized businesses grow, announced that Act! v18.1 is now available on subscription in Europe. Act! is a customer and contact manager program that helps businesses organize, and stay informed when speaking with customers. Customers now have the… Read More →

Rick Murray leaving ASBA for Scottsdale tech firm

Rick Murray, chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association.

Rick Murray, the Chief Executive Office of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) since 2012, has announced he will be leaving to take a senior level positon with Bolste, a Scottsdale-based technology company. “I have had the great honor to work with thousands of small businesses in Arizona and, hopefully, helped advance the economic development… Read More →

HonorHealth implants first dissolvable heart stent in U.S.

Arizona Heart Walk - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

A heart stent that dissolves completely over time and that represents the next major advance in coronary artery disease treatment will be implanted July 6 in the first U.S. patient at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. The revolutionary device received approval from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration on July 5 after years of clinical research… Read More →

15 graduate from AWEE BankWork$ class


Among the 15 graduates from the second BankWork$ class preparing for careers in the financial industry were a single parent, a foster parent and an individual who was being evicted while the 8-week, 168-hour class was going on. Eight of the 15 graduates are working or will start this month at banks including Wells Fargo,… Read More →

Polsinelli makes most recommended firm list

Fennemore Craig

Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 law firm, earned praise from legal decision makers at top corporations in key client service activities, securing placement on BTI Consulting’s 2016 Most Recommended Law Firms, Brand Elite and Client Service A-Team lists. The firm’s breadth of services was also singled out as a core firm in BTI’s Power Rankings… Read More →

Construction starts on 173 North Peoria homes

North Peoria Homes

Maracay Homes broke ground on the first phase of an upcoming North Peoria residential community, The Meadows, Thursday. Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat and members of the Peoria City Council joined Maracay Homes for the ground breaking ceremony of the first 173 homes that will be built in the community. Located at the gateway to the city’s… Read More →